At IGN Fan Fest 2023 you could see many trailers and information about recent or upcoming games. The Alters is the new thing from 11 bit studios, a developer that never ceases to surprise by adding more work. We know that Frostpunk 2 is in the final stretch of its development, and whenever they talk about a different game, they have to refer to Frostpunk 2 and clarify that this project will receive fresh news soon.
Although The Alters did not appear as a novelty at this event, they did make a relevant appearance. Perhaps a little more content was expected, since the 30-second trailer shown only reminds us that the game is still in development and from now on we can add it to our wish list on Steam, Epic Games Store and GoG.
The Alters is the new from 11 bit studios, one of the most unknown proposals of the prolific developer
The protagonist is Jan Dolski, who finds himself stranded on an unknown planet, aboard a construction designed to preserve his life. Somehow, Jan finds himself surrounded by versions of himself, all of which have made different decisions throughout his life. These alternative versions differ in tastes, experiences, successes, errors and even in age. Ideally, they would find a way to work together, each being skilled in different areas, so that they could return home.
The main focus will be this mechanic, both at a playable and narrative level. Jan’s interaction with these alters will be vital, understanding each other is imperative in order to work together for their survival. Although they are different versions of a single person, some have very specific cruelties and different motivations.
The Alters is new from 11 bit studios, from the creators of This War of Mine and Frostpunk. The same ones that are now publishing The Invincible. The studio is at its best.
As we are used to with This War of Mine and Frostpunk, we expect this to be a complicated game, with a mixture of genres and an emerging narrative.. The protagonist will have to deal with products of some momentous past decisions, taken differently, either for better or for worse.. Moral decisions are more than expected.
The tone of the game, like its mechanics, branch out between different options. It can be creepy at times, and surreal or joyful at others. The game is about three years in development if we take into account the concept phase. Instead of venturing with a somewhat vague date, he mentioned that the CEO established that the games that are being developed up to now have the end of 2025. as deadline. As you can imagine, it’s too early to know if this game will come to consoles.